Over the Sea to Skye OR Red Skye at Night

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Over the Sea to Skye OR Red Skye at Night

Post by JJWilliamson » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:59 pm

This is an oil on canvas 80 x 30cms. A friend of mine at Penshells has been encouraging me to try different canvas sizes, and this is the result. It's essentially a wet in wet application. I started with a pencil sketch, then loosely washed some watered acrylic for an underpainting, then finished with oils. I read recently that watered acrylic produces micro-holes for oils to grip onto. I'll see if the paint starts to drop off later. :)

There was a small boat sailing out to sea at first, but it seemed too much of a distraction, so it developed a hole and sank. I must admit to being quite pleased with this one.

No clicking required to reveal the full image. The height is within the limits.
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Re: Over the Sea to Skye OR Red Skye at Night

Post by churinga » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:17 pm

I like it but I can't enlarge it, despite click, click, clicking.

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Post by JJWilliamson » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:44 pm

churinga wrote:I like it but I can't enlarge it, despite click, click, clicking.
:lol: Thanks, Ross, and my apologies. The height is within the limit so no clicking is necessary. I thought it would still need the click, but no. Mea culpa.

Pleased you liked.

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PS I'll edit the "click" note out. Thanks for that.

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Post by David » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:44 pm

Dramatic! I like it.

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Post by JJWilliamson » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:22 am

Thanks, David

Pleased you liked and thanks for letting me know. Appreciated.

Interestingly, I wondered if Seth would have liked this one.

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Post by David » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:21 pm

JJWilliamson wrote:Interestingly, I wondered if Seth would have liked this one.
I would say "would like", not "would have liked". He is still around here, on occasion.

I think he would. Probably not unlike some of his skylines. You should let him know!

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Post by JJWilliamson » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:52 pm

Good to know he's still floating about, David. I've sent him a PM to let him know.

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Post by Lake » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:13 pm

This is gorgeous! The perspective of depth and distance, the color. I'd take it to our State Fair fine arts show! :D
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Post by JJWilliamson » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:45 pm

Thank you very much, Lake, for the super comments. Smiled my head off I did.
Lake wrote:This is gorgeous! The perspective of depth and distance, the color. ...That's great! Thanks.

I'd take it to our State Fair fine arts show! ... :lol: Had to laugh.
Really pleased you liked.

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Post by Antcliff » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:02 pm

Super. The hill/mountain outlines are very nice. As is the cloud colouring. Lovely patch of sunlight on the water. You capture our world (up here) very well.

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Post by JJWilliamson » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:18 am

Thank you very much indeed, Seth, for dropping in to look and comment. Appreciated.

I'm particularly pleased you thought I'd caught something of the region, what with your deep knowledge of the Hebridean islands an' a' that, an' a' that. I found and used a free CCo image from pixabay and made a few small changes. I'll see if I can post a link to the photo. Hang on!

https://pixabay.com/en/isle-of-skye-sun ... ky-913843/
Antcliff wrote:Super. The hill/mountain outlines are very nice. As is the cloud colouring. Lovely patch of sunlight on the water. You capture our world (up here) very well.

Applause.

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Post by churinga » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:57 pm

HI again
I can see how the camera lens distorts the image, as it always does. I much prefer paintings done en plein aire Ithink the response to nature envigorates the artist in a way photos cannot. I think Van Gogh always painted plein aire style and that was one of his secrets of success, he did not work from drawings 'back in the studio'.

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Post by JJWilliamson » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:52 am

I couldn't agree more, Ross. Plein air, or ootside as we say round these parts, reveals details and colours that the camera can not, does not. Van Gogh DID use a studio btw, often taking sketches back home to finish later. He had two rooms in the asylum, one to live in and the other to paint in. He did, however, paint many of his famous pieces plein air, citing the south of France as having the best light. I suppose in a modern world we use the available technology, often at the expense of quality. Still, if we have actually been to a place it's surprising what can be done with a touch of artistic licence and a hefty dose of memory.

Thanks for dropping back in to share your thoughts. Most interesting and very much appreciated.

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churinga wrote:HI again

I can see how the camera lens distorts the image, as it always does. I much prefer paintings done en plein aire Ithink the response to nature envigorates the artist in a way photos cannot. I think Van Gogh always painted plein aire style and that was one of his secrets of success, he did not work from drawings 'back in the studio'.

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